Finding the right outdoor fixture requires a lot of planning. While less than an entire home renovation, the process nonetheless requires precise calculations of the future savings that certain light fixtures might offer compared to their initial investment costs, as well as verification that the possible outdoor lighting fixtures are in compliance with the Dark Sky Movement, and that the possible outdoor lighting fixtures which you are considering are able to light the right areas of your home.
The first thing you need to consider when developing an outdoor lighting scheme is safety. The pathways and the doorways need to be properly illuminated in order to prevent any unexpected stumbles. Properly lit entrance ways including any back alleys that might border your property also increase your level of personal safety. A good rule of thumb is to have at least 60-80 watts of light at every outside door, set of outside steps, or any other place that you might want to go to at night ie alleys or garbage bin areas.
We started to create our outdoor lighting scheme about 5 years ago. My spouse and I were charmed by the simplicity and beautiful effect or the outdoor lights of a French restaurant in our town. Since that time we have experimented with many different variations of outdoor lighting designs. Our scheme is a work in progress and it gets tweaked each year. Some years we use a lot of string lights while in other years we use spot lights and twinkly lights. We generally tend to stick to white lights although we sometimes use the odd colored spotlight to great success.
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